Myron Joe Hickel
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First 6 string and 2 stick dulcimers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myron Joe Hickel Nov 4, 2019. 10 Replies

Lots of fall chores so I changed my habits and work hobbies in the morning. Chores after lunch one of the things I needed to get was firewood. This is the first year that I have used aspen as a…Continue

Question about mountain tenor CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 12, 2019. 4 Replies

I've been wandering around YT and noticed that tenor guitars sound different than the CBG mountain tenors. They use the same strings from a six string set. Is it because they are tuned to C and the…Continue

 

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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Ian's discussion Building a 3-pole single coil pickup
"Yes it was going to be a humbucker but I never wrote the windings on it so I don't know what to with it now except to cut off the unfinished side and turn it into a single coil. There are as many ways to make pups as there are people. Each…"
Nov 29, 2022
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Jim Booth's discussion Baritone Slide Guitar
"That is a nice design I really like the ambrosia maple top. I have made one 30"er and I started off with the larger blues blaster strings of Gitty's but they were putting a bow into the neck. So I reduced the strings to gitty's medium…"
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Gary O'Slide - Cigar box guitare western blues song

"that sounded great. like that kick me when I'm down sound."
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Ian's discussion Building a 3-pole single coil pickup
"My first flat pup I did not use anything but a drill driver and a paddle bit that I ground off the sharp points placed a magnet to hold the pickup in place and did not count the wraps and used wire i unwound from an old transformer not sure what the…"
Nov 28, 2022
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Ian's discussion Building a 3-pole single coil pickup
"Ian my winder is a copy from a You Tube video I saw a couple years ago. do a search on YT and you will find a few videos. I got all the parts on amazon and ebay. This picture shows the jig and half of a flatpup. I used a 3" hole cutter cut the…"
Nov 28, 2022
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Ian's discussion Building a 3-pole single coil pickup
"Here is the one I made: Line up your wire guide stop carefully, 42 gauge wire is large enough to be pulled off spool but can be free spooled. Since you have already made one it will become easier to do your setup. Sooner or later you will get your…"
Nov 26, 2022
Myron Joe Hickel commented on Cigar Box Nation's blog post Rest In Peace, Anonymous Pick. We Lost a Legend.
"My heart and prayers go out to you Valerie. I remember the first time I ran my thumb across all three strings of my swampwitch guitar. It brought a smile to my face. It still makes me smile,,, heck it makes me break out in a big grin. Even now after…"
Oct 18, 2022
Myron Joe Hickel commented on the anonymous pick's blog post UPDATE on my health issues
"anonymous pick, thoughts, prayers and cbg strumming will be sent your way."
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First it is the music, then it's the idea of making something with a historical theme. Then I would have to say I just love making stuff.

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At 12:54am on July 26, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the comment Myron ! appriciated ! so its not a birthsighn ! dont show on the foto that its that yea Big !

At 4:06am on July 13, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Say Myron is that a capricorn rock painting you use for logo?

At 4:03am on July 13, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Myron for your kind compliment on the sweetwater Banjo, appriciated!   see you have made some nice builds yourself like your "Goldie"Build ! your rezzo 4 string looks like a solid  player to !

At 5:14pm on March 22, 2020, Southern Ray said…

 Hope you are well. I got a start on that builder's log, such as it is. I'll be working on it as time allows. Not hard to do, just time consuming. 

Ray

At 11:22am on July 23, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

I would like to welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

"Kool dog

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Arturo Fuente Magnum R

Posted on July 12, 2020 at 3:49pm 1 Comment

This is made with all CB Gitty's parts: Mocha tuners gold strap buttons, 2 gold mini buckers and gold hardtail also the frets are the narrow gold ones. Figured I would call it Goldie in honor of the good the bad and the ugly.

Home made tenor tele

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 12:20pm 6 Comments

So I am getting a lot of youtube recommendations of Fenders new tenor guitars. And once I saw the price of them ,,,,,, Well I had to make one instead of going and getting one.…

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1st Resonator 4 string

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 10:41am 3 Comments

I had some electric stove burner covers from when we bought the house. The small ones are 8" in diameter and I figured they would work out just fine. I have it tuned dgbd and to my ears it sounds great, almost like it is being played through an amp.

Now I need to learn how to play.…

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My first

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 2:13pm 5 Comments

I know it is ugly as sin but it is able to be tuned. So I am happy with it, she has already gone a few changes. The parts were ordered through cb gitty after I purchased Shanes book. I had 3 cigar boxes but they ended up being made of card board. So I made a box using the dimensions of a john ruskin cigar box. I made the guitar to be played right handed and without frets. The dark wood under the bridge was the bridge and the oak fret was not in place. I had about 3/8ths of a inch in action…

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